With a new year often comes resolutions about reinventing yourself. One of our favorite ways to reinvent ourselves is by refreshing our home decor. We’ve been keeping an eye on some of the more intriguing trends that have been emerging: here, we share with you our favorite ways you can freshen up your decor and be on top of – or even ahead of – the current trends:
Color The World
Blush pinks and rose golds haven’t worn out their welcome with us, but the general consensus among design experts indicate that the millennial pink days are drawing to a close. We’re seeing a lot of people gravitating towards the opposite end of the spectrum: in particular, we’re noticing a real trend towards emerald green and navy blue. Both shades can make for a luxurious feel, especially when punched up with brass fixtures (another trending finish).
Fun With Florals
Remember the 1990s, when everything from velvet chokers to babydoll dresses were adorned with Victorian-esque dusky florals? Well, the nineties have been making a comeback when it comes to fashion, and nineties florals are right at home in interior design, too. Whether you opt into a lush botanical wallpaper or a rich chintz fabric, you’ll begin the new year in full bloom.
Simple and Sustainable
As the international conversation has focused around matters of living sustainably on our planet, the conversation has been echoed in the way we try to live sustainably in our homes. In particular people are really embracing natural textiles which are much more eco-friendly than synthetic fabrics which can cause microplastic pollution during their manufacture. Natural textiles are a fun trend, because they can integrate seamlessly within a variety of design styles: this means you can use them to refresh your current look without having to start from scratch.
Raising The Bar
Bar carts are a funny thing: they seem to be a curiosity of a bygone era, and yet they have proliferated this year and show no signs of going away. That could be because they work so well with both the ubiquitous mid-century modern furnishings and art deco style (which is another up-and-coming trend). The gleaming metal finishes and mirrored shelves also embody 1980s glam. They are very useful for people who like to entertain but have limited space. They also make interesting focal points even if you don’t imbibe: they can work as an end table or as a display for a collection of vintage glassware or the like.
Sleep In Style
Minimalist bed frames are so this year. Next year, be on the lookout for beds to make a visual statement all on their own. Formal four-poster beds are making a big comeback, as are plush upholstered head and footboards. Whatever style you opt for, be sure to embrace thick comforters, overstuffed pillows, and soft faux fur throws. This style is as much about comfort as it is about looks. The world can be a scary place: having a safe and cozy place to retreat is something we could probably all use right about now.
The ultimate tip, of course, is this: be yourself. Everyone’s taste is different, and everyone’s living space is different. Adhering to trends without accounting for your canvas or for your personal style is almost always a mistake. Design is about expressing yourself at the end of the day: start your new year off right by doing your research but also trusting your own judgment. When you do that, you can never really end up going wrong.